but this last week has been totally different. the first night i put him in his crib, he cried for about 15 min, fell asleep for about 20 min, woke up and cried for 15 more, and then was out. night two he cried for about 15 minutes and was out. he did wake up a few times that night, but i just left him in there, and he eventually fell back asleep. nights 3 through 8, he was asleep within 10-15 minutes, and stayed asleep for 7 to 10 hours. the past three nights, we have moved up "bedtime" an hour, and he went to sleep just fine. so we are going to slowly get his schedule on the right track. i am so stoked.
it's so nice to go to bed on my own terms. and to have a few minutes of "free time" to clean up, or make alanna's lunch, or read a magazine. i've already read three issues of good housekeeping, that i didn't have a chance to read (uninterrupted) before. (thanks vicky, for the subscription!) plus it's nice to be able to sleep next to my husband again (well, kind of... lucky is always squeezed in between us).
a well rested baby is a happy baby, and a well rested mom is a better mom.
malcolm, well rested & sleepy-eyed in the morning!
this past weekend was great. sorry, i didn't take any photos. on sunday, we were up and out of the house by 12:30 pm (that's rare on the weekend). we all went to the flea market at the fairgrounds. we love bumming around there, lots of interesting stuff (and people) to look at. we went to the nc museum of art. had some yummy veggie burgers for dinner. then stopped at the mall, so i could go to the scrapbooking store, and danny could go to barnes & noble.
yesterday was memorial day, so alanna was out of school. the kids and i went over to our friend's lia and gannon's house for a cook out. they have a nice back deck, and a big yard, and the kids loved running around on the grass. lana and her kids were there too, and malcolm loved chasing after damien. it was cute. the weather was awesome all weekend long. it did rain on and off, but the clouds made it so that the sun didn't burn us up while we were outside.
earth crisis played in raleigh last night, so alanna and danny went to the show. i stayed home with malcolm, since the venue was not appropriate for him. danny met the band for food, and then brought karl by the house, when he came to pick up alanna. we had a nice chat about vegan food, parenthood, and kids (he has an eleven year old son). it was a nice little hang out. danny said the show was good, and they had a nice time at it. he saw lots of old friends that he doesn't see very often.
tomorrow is alanna's last day of 6th grade. i hope all goes well. i know she is going to be sad when she gets home. i remember being sad when school let out, knowing that i wasn't going to see my friends anymore. bummer.